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2019 Aurora Pride Festival looking for sponsors

AURORA — The Aurora Pride Festival is looking for sponsors as planning gears up for its 2019 set of events, scheduled for June 7 through June 9. With sights set higher than ever, the Aurora Pride Festival boasts numerous events throughout the weekend including a Rainbow Run 5K, Pride Marketplace, opening and closing celebrations, and…

Peoria Pridefest starts planning for 2019

PEORIA — Peoria Pridefest is starting the planning for next year’s event with a meeting this Saturday, Dec. 8. From Peoria Pridefest’s Facebook post: One Voice, your Central Illinois LGBT Alliance is trying to plan Peoria Pridefest 2019, and we need engaged and energetic PEOPLE to make that happen! I won’t sugar-coat our needs…and we…

Buffalo Grove Pride adds festival for next year

BUFFALO GROVE — This Chicago suburb’s first Pride celebration has just gotten bigger. The celebration, called the Pinta Pride Project after 12-year-old Molly Pinta who started the fundraising, will also include a festival as well as a parade. According to the Pinta Pride Project website, the parade will be on a mile-long round on Checker…

Phoenix Center Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield’s Phoenix Center will be hosting an “ugly holiday sweater” party fundraiser at the Magic Kitchen on Monday, Dec. 10. From the Facebook event: Each year we assemble a group of the most hideous holiday sweaters imaginable! The person with the most votes wins the “Ugliest Holiday Sweater” title. Also, bring a “LGBT…

World AIDS Day across Illinois

CHICAGO — World AIDS Day, an annual event to commemorate the battle against HIV and AIDS, is every December 1. Many groups and cities across Illinois have events planned for the day. Chicagoland Chicago World AIDS Day Indoor Street Fest DIFFA/Chicago and Center on Halsted present the 2nd Annual Stand Up For Red World AIDS…

Holiday with the Queens on Dec. 8 in Urbana

URBANA — The UP Center of Champaign County will be hosting a youth drag competition with Arcadia Cafe on Saturday, Dec. 8. From the Facebook event: Ages 11-17 Come on out and celebrate the winter season with some queens and kings! There will be a YOUTH DRAG COMPETITION, so arrive in some looks! Attendees will…

Our Stories Are Here: Coming Together to Heal and Get to Zero conference on Dec. 3

CHICAGO — Illinois HIV Care Connect, along with Project RSP and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, will be hosting a one-day conference at the DuSable Museum of African-American History on Monday, Dec. 3. From the Facebook event: RSVP by November 29th at AIDSCHICAGO.ORG/OURSTORIES This one day conference explores innovative HIV and care strategies, traverses the intersections…

Decatur holds Transgender Day of Remembrance event

DECATUR — Decatur residents came together this past Sunday for a Transgender Day or Remembrance (TDOR) service. The Decatur Herald & Review said that the event was held at the First Congregational Church. The service was one of many being held across Illinois this week. TDOR is on Nov. 20, but Mark Schleeter, president of…

Transgender Day of Remembrance event set in DeKalb

DEKALB — Churches in DeKalb have scheduled a service for Transgender Day of Remembrance. The Daily Chronicle of DeKalb reported that the service would be tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. There will be a light meal afterwards. The service is one of many TDOR events around…